PlayStation 4 blockbuster Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was released last May 10th. After almost five years since Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Filipino gamers were finally able to go on more globe-trotting adventures and experience more incredible action set-pieces as Nathan Drake.
Now, if you work in local game development or have some ties to the Philippine game dev scene, it’s likely that you already know that there are some Philippines-based studios who work on the Uncharted series, particularly in the area of 3D models/assets creation.
For Uncharted 4, series creator Naughty Dog continued their partnership with the Studio of Secret 6 (who also worked on Uncharted 3 and The Last of Us)
According to Secret 6’s website, their 3D art for Uncharted 4 consisted of environments, props, vehicles, and weapons, among others. The studio’s 3D art page also adds:
“We create believable and inspiring 3D environments to meet the creative vision of our Clients. Story and code continue to advance, generating higher quality levels in the visual development of weapons, vehicles, characters and props. Our team consists of modelers, texture artists, generalists, technical artists and animators.”
Strengthening Naughty Dog and Secret 6’s partnership further, key people from Naughty Dog, including Filipino Erick Pangilinan (who’s currently Naughty Dog’s art director), visited the Secret 6 office last month to meet the team and show their support.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been received very well by fans and critics, ending up with a 93 rating (universal acclaim) on review aggregator site Metacritic. Congratulations to Naughty Dog, PlayStation, and of course, Secret 6!